The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from February 25, 2013

Afghan President Orders US Troops out of Volatile Province on Kabul's Flank
The Afghan government has demanded that US Special Forces leave a strategic province that lies just to the west of Kabul, claiming in a written statement that American soldiers operating in the region have been torturing and even murdering innocent people....
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Amid Mounting Pressures, Some See Potential for New Palestinian Uprising
Less than a month before President Obama is to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah, raising hopes he will help bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table, some see the West Bank heading in a very different direction.Many Palestinians say the accumulating...
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Beyond 'Zero Dark Thirty' Oscars Fail: Torture Is an Ineffective Interrogation Approach
The film Zero Dark Thirty, a fictionalized account of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, has refueled the debate about the efficacy of harsh interrogation techniques. After facing harsh criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the film, which was nominated...
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Big Tally for Berlusconi Throws Wrench into Italy's Election
Silvio Berlusconi pulled off a Lazarus-like rise from political oblivion on Monday by securing enough support in Italys general election to hobble, or block altogether, the formation of a new government.Early projections were fluid and sometimes contradictory,...
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Campaign Finance: Supreme Court Declines Case on Contributions by Corporations
The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case testing whether a century-long ban on political contributions to candidates from corporations violates corporations freedom of speech.The action came without comment by the justices.At issue in...
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Fallout from Olympic Wrestling Takedown a Mother's Protest
Im the mom of a wrestling family. Last August, two of my sons both former high school wrestlers went to the London Olympics to root for our local star, Ellis Coleman, a.k.a., the flying squirrel, who wrestled Greco Roman. He didnt win in fact, he...
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Is Oscar Pistorius Really Africa's 'Biggest' Story?
For much of last week, the most popular news out of Africa was about a white man, former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, being in court for the killing of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in South Africa.Meanwhile, the world media paid much less...
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John Kerry Hints at More Aid for Syria Rebels. Does That Mean Arming Them? (+Video)
More Western assistance for Syrias rebels is in the works, according to Secretary of State John Kerry and the leaders he is meeting with at the outset of his nine-country trip through Europe and the Middle East.The crucial question for Syrias opposition...
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Kansas Braces (Again) as Blizzard Roars across Texas Panhandle
The central plains states that got walloped last Thursday with a foot or more of snow will get hit for the second time in less than a week late Monday as a new system from the Rocky Mountains travels across the Texas Panhandle on its way to the Northeast.The...
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'Life of Pis' Oscars Give Limelight to Taiwan (+Video)
When the hero of Life of Pi is staring desperately out at the endless, picturesque ocean as a shipwreck castaway somewhere between India and Mexico, he wasnt actually there.And when he and a Bengal tiger reach a palm-lined, white-sand Mexican beach after...
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Little Telescope to Hunt Big Game: Hard-to-See Near-Earth Asteroids
Efforts to discover near-Earth asteroids including those that are potentially hazardous received a potential boost Monday with the launch of the Canadian Space Agency's Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat).Housed in a spacecraft the size...
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Newly Russian, Grard Depardieu Tours His Adopted Homeland
Freshly-minted Russian citizen, French actor, and tax-hopper Grard Depardieu returned to Russia over the weekend to get his "propiska," the registration of residency that every Russian must have stamped into his passport.He then traveled on to Chechnya,...
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Oscar Winners: 2013 a Night of Surprises, Pleasant and Not So Much (+Video)
Oscar night 2013 was full of surprises not all of them pleasant, judging from the responses of some of Hollywood's creative folks, students of American culture, and social media commentary. Most of the upset winners, such as Ang Lee, who took home the Best...
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Raul Castro Promises an End of an Era in Cuba
Cuban President Raul Castro made the strongest statement yet that the island nation is preparing for a post-Castro era in announcing yesterday that he will step down in five years with plans to institute term limits.He also replaced his No. 2 with a...
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Reflected Light
At sunrise one morning, a tall vase of hydrangeas in a west- facing Victorian parlor caught shafts of light that brought out all the colors and threw entrancing shadows across a cherry-wood table.Later that day, the top of a cypress in a planter facing...
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South Korea's First Female President Innagurated Today. Will She Bring Change? (+Video)
South Koreas first female president, Park Geun-hye, was sworn in today, taking the helm of the dynamic northeast Asian state at a tumultuous time both for the economy and for relations with North Korea. President Park, daughter of a former ruler and...
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What's Big at Mobile World Congress 2013
The first day of the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has brought several developments that seek to transform the industry, from the prices to the shopping experience on the devices. Heres what took the spotlight on the first day:New Lumia PhonesNokia...
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Why Bangkok Struggles to Bring Peace to Thailand's 'Deep South'
Southern Thailand has not gotten any calmer since a Feb. 13 raid on a Thai military base left 19 insurgents dead. Instead, fellow Malay Muslim insurgents have carried out dozens of arson, bomb, and gun attacks across the violence-wracked southernmost...
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Why Obama Is on Top in 'Sequester' Battle, but Could Lose Long-Term (+Video)
Theres no question that President Obama is beating the Republicans in public opinion on the big federal spending cuts that, on paper, are expected to take effect on Friday.Even Republicans concede that, for now, the presidents bully pulpit strategy on...
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Will Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane Be Asked Back? Probably Not
As Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is surely learning Monday, helming the annual awards ceremony dwarfs all other challenges. Rescue hostages from under the nose of armed revolutionaries? Piece of cake! Free American slaves amidst a young nations bloody civil...
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